Edmund Campion

Edmund Campion SJ
Edmund Campion, born in London in 1540, was soon recognised as one of the most talented scholars of his generation.  He was a master of Latin and Greek literature and philosophy, and distinguished himself for his oratory while at Oxford.  After speaking before Queen Elizabeth, he won the patronage of Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the Queen’s favourite.Truly, my ingenious young man, you are much beholden to the Queen’s Majesty.   I have been commanded by her to ask...
The Chapel at Stonor
Oxford is a bubble and it’s often difficult to escape and explore the wealth of interesting places nearby.  One such place is Stonor, home of a Catholic family for 850 years and one-time hiding place of Saint Edmund Campion.  On a bright spring morning, an intrepid group set out from the Oxford University Chaplaincy to see Stonor for ourselves. We were unsure of what to expect, only that there was Mass in the family chapel for members of the public to attend.  We had...